Free and Easy

Written by Amelia

When I was a teacher, I took getting dressed pretty seriously. I could not sleep if I hadn’t tried on and laid out the next day’s outfit (including accessories). Yes, I know this is abnormal and slightly crazy, but if you are a young teacher and want to look unique, fun and, above all, professional, it takes a little bit of work!

Nowadays, I find myself wearing outfits that are much more free and easy. Literally, pretty much free. Today’s outfit consists of almost entirely thrift store and flea market pieces:

t-shirt: flea market, similar ones at gap

skirt: vintage, thrifted

bracelets and earrings: accumulated over years of flea market trips

shoes: target, on sale last year

The whole thing couldn’t have cost more than $34.

And the bag, THE BAG! It’s the first piece I made as part of a new project in collaboration with my dad, who makes children’s shoes. I’m hoping to launch a new etsy shop this fall, and the idea of having both a vintage shop  and a handmade one is definitely exciting.

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8 comments for “Free and Easy

  1. Cathy
    August 29, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Love that your dad is getting into this new area. Very inspiring! Good luck on the new shop!

    • August 29, 2012 at 11:13 am

      Thanks, Gigi. He’s such a great resource for me in terms of pattern making, construction, and design.

  2. August 29, 2012 at 9:39 am

    It’s SO funny that you posted this. Just the other day…perhaps yesterday??…I decided to throw on some jewelry and do my hair to feel a bit human. It occurred to me that I have a pathetic collection of jewelry and scarves. I was going to pos a status about it and tag you, Gina, and Annie-Claire because you ladies always have the best accessories! 🙂

  3. August 29, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Thanks, lady! I’ve realized I need to have my accessories out and displayed nicely in order to really use them. I’ll have to post photos sometime of my accessory wall. 🙂

  4. Mary
    August 29, 2012 at 10:00 am

    From one bargain shopper to another….LOVE IT!! Looking forward to seeing more of your bag creations.

  5. August 29, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Thank you, Mary!

  6. hazardyetforward
    August 29, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    That’s an awesome bag, Amelia! I want an “N” one!

  7. August 29, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Thanks, Natt! “N” is such a beautiful letter! 🙂

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